Category Archives: Film

Machete – special Arizona/Cinco de Mayo trailer

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Men Who Hate Women

Men Who Hate Women (Män som hatar kvinnor) is the original, Swedish title of Stieg Larsson’s phenomenal bestseller, published in English as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – the first volume of “The Millennium Trilogy.” All three books in the trilogy have been incredibly successful. Unfortunately, Larsson never got to enjoy this success – he died before the books were published. Posthumously, though, he was the second biggest selling author in the world in 2008.

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Event: Tribute to Howard Zinn at San Francisco Green Festival

[an email from Screening Liberally – hotlinks added]

This Sunday at the San Francisco Green Festival

Join Alice Walker and Friends in a Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Progressive Historian Howard Zinn with Special Guests Danny Glover, Alice Walker, People Speak Director/Producer Chris Moore and Gloria Steinem via Satellite (4pm)

And see The People Speak movie- Howard Zinn’s final work starring Matt Damon, Danny Glover, Morgan Freeman, Josh Brolin, Marisa Tomei and more (6pm screening- arrive by 5:50 for entrance)
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Sweet Crude: A New Documentary on the Niger Delta by Sandy Cioffi

For a crucial aspect of the larger conflicts in Nigeria…

SWEET CRUDE: A FILM ABOUT THE NIGER DELTA

In a small corner of the most populous country in Africa, billions of dollars of crude oil flow under the feet of a desperate people. Immense wealth and abject poverty stand in stark contrast. The environment is decimated. The issues are complex, the answers elusive.

The documentary film Sweet Crude tells the story of Nigeria’s Niger Delta. The region is seething and the global stakes are high. But in this moment, there’s an opportunity to find solutions. What if the world paid attention before it was too late?

via Sweet Crude: A New Documentary on the Niger Delta by Sandy Cioffi.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

It’s a bit OT, but who, come on, who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss – and today is his birthday! So, Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss – and thank you for all the pleasure you’ve given us over the years.

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Radical Films: Zero de Conduite (Zero for Conduct) – Jean Vigo

“War is declared! Down with teachers! Up with revolution!”

Zéro de Conduite – Jeunes diables au collège, Jean Vigo’s 1933 masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion, is available for viewing and download on the Internet Archive.

A group of boarding students (played by Louis Lefebvre, Gilbert Pruchon, Gerard de Bedarieux, and Constantin Goldstein-Kehler) rebel against the regime of their teachers and the midget headmaster (played by Delphin). Continue reading